Polling Center

Political Science

Center for Opinion Research

UT Tyler Center for Opinion Research Texas Primary Poll, June 2024

The Department of Political Science & History hosts the Center for Opinion Research, which includes a professional survey center with 25 work stations for students to learn about survey research by experiencing how the data is collected. Our studies contribute to a better understanding of Texas and the public's perceptions about topics. We have also published results in academic journals in political science and public health.


The UT-Tyler Poll is a statewide random sample of 1,144 registered voters conducted June 11 and 20. The mixed-mode sample includes 224 registered voters surveyed over the phone by the University of Texas at Tyler with support from ProMark Research and 920 registered voters randomly selected from Dynata’s panel of online respondents. The weighted margin of error for the sample of 1,144 registered voters in Texas is +/- 3.7 percentage points for a 95% confidence interval. A likely voter sample of 931 respondents reflects those who said they would “definitely vote” in November. The weighted margin of error for the likely voter sample is +/- 3.8%.

The online and phone surveys were conducted in English and Spanish. Using information from the 2022 Current Population Survey and Office of the Texas Secretary of State. The sample’s gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, metropolitan density and vote choice were matched to the population of registered voters in Texas. Weights for the likely voters were calculated based on reported participation in the 2020 election using the same resources above, but education attainment reflects an estimate from AP Votecast in 2020 instead of the American Community Survey.

Archive of Past Studies


Press Coverage

Texas Registered Voter Survey - February 2024


Texas Survey - May 10-21, 2023


Texas Survey - February 2023


UT Tyler poll: 60% of Texas voters support school choice

Texas Likely Voters (Election) - October 2022

Texas Registered Voters (Policies) - October 2022


Abbott leading O'Rourke by 6 points among likely voters

Texas Survey - September 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott widens lead on Beto O’Rourke in new poll

Texas Survey - August 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott still leads Beto O’Rourke, new poll shows

Texans mostly split over Roe abortion ruling, but more are unsure, poll shows

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton neck-and-neck with Democratic challenger in new poll

Texas Survey - May 2022

Texas poll: What residents say about Abbott, O’Rourke, the border, abortion, marijuana

Texas Survey - February 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott up 7 points over Beto O’Rourke; AG Ken Paxton likely headed to runoff

Texas Survey - January 2022

Abbott running comfortably ahead of O'Rourke in DMN/UT-Tyler Poll

What Do Texans Want? Progressive Policies and Conservative Politicians

Texas Survey - November 2021

Greg Abbott holds 6-point lead over Beto O’Rourke, bigger edge in 3-way Texas governor’s race

Most Texans oppose gerrymandering but tuned out this year’s GOP-led redraw, News/UT-Tyler poll finds

Texas Survey - September 2021 

Abbott’s right turn deflates GOP rivals but opens door for O’Rourke, McConaughey

Texas Survey - June 2021

Gov. Abbott rebounds against possible challenger Matthew McConaughey, has razor thin edge over actor

Texas Survey - April 2021

Matthew McConaughey may be a viable candidate for Texas governor; poll shows actor ahead of Abbott

Texas Survey - March 2021

Stung by the Storm: Poll finds Texas leaders failed to anticipate severe weather, prepare public

Texas Survey - October 2020
(Likely Voter Report)

Texas Survey - October 2020
(Registered Voter Report)

Biden rebounds to edge over Trump in Texas 

as Hegar slightly narrows Cornyn's lead in Senate race

Texas Survey - September 2020

Trump erases Biden's lead in Texas

Texas Survey - July 2020


Texas Survey - April 2020


Texas Survey - February 2020
(Likely Voters)

Texas Survey - February 2020
(Registered Voters)

Bernie Sanders, aided by Hispanics, bursts into lead in Texas primary, Dallas News-UT Tyler poll shows

Texas Survey - January 2020
(Likely Voters)

Texas Survey - January 2020
(Registered Voters)

Dallas Morning News, University of Texas at Tyler join forces to poll Texans on elections, issues

Donald Trump ahead in Texas, though Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg close behind, Dallas Morning News-UT Tyler poll shows

Texans overwhelmingly want gun background checks, are open to red flag laws, DMN-UT Tyler poll finds

Texas Survery (November 2019)


Texas Survey (September 2019)


Post Debate Survey (August 2019)


Pre Debate Texas Survey (July 2019)


Texas Survey (July 2019)


Texas Opinion Study (Feb 2019)

Statesman Commentary

Texas Opinion Survey (Oct 2018)

Texas Tribune, Ted Cruz’s lead over Beto O’Rourke narrows to 3.6, UT-Tyler poll says

Tyler Paper, UT Tyler sets up statewide polling center to gauge political, public opinion

KLTV, UT Tyler professors explain ‘science’ behind statewide political poll

Tyler Paper, UT Tyler poll shows Ted Cruz leading Beto O’Rourke by 4.3 points